$47 million for headspace to support youth mental health

The Liberal National Government will a invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.   About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four…

Mornington Peninsula set to benefit from new physical activity grants

The Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is calling on sport and physical activity providers across the Mornington Peninsula to apply for funding for a national $28.9 million Liberal Nationals Sport Participation Grants program.   Minister Hunt urged sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help…

Lower electricity prices in 2019

Thousands of Australian families and small businesses on standing offers will this get an automatic discount of up to 15 per cent off their electricity bill in 2019.   Government pressure on retailers has resulted in lower power bills from today for standing offer customers across Victoria, including the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for…

$110 million support for young Australians with severe mental illness

The Liberal National Government is providing $110 million so a number of headspace centres around the country can continue to provide specialist clinical services for young people at the early stages of severe mental illness.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the two-year funding will go to continue the Early…

$1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal National Government will improve the health and care of patients across the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that this will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory.…

Locals called on to propose Places of Pride in Flinders

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is encouraging communities in Flinders to contribute to the Australian War Memorial’s Places of Pride initiative — an online national register of war memorials will record the locations and images of every publicly accessible memorial in Australia.   Mr Hunt said Places of Pride reminds Australians…

Historic family and domestic violence leave delivered

Up to six million Australians will have access to a guaranteed entitlement of five days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave following the passage of legislation in the Parliament yesterday.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Coalition Government’s legislation enshrines family and domestic violence leave as a workplace right…

New Mental Health Service helps young people to Bounce Back

A new service in the South Eastern Melbourne region will provide multidisciplinary care and support to young people with, or at risk of, serious and complex mental illness.   The innovative BounceBack mental health service, launched last Friday, has been developed by South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network for 12 to 25 year olds.  …

$100 million to support type 1 diabetes patients in Flinders

The Liberal National Government will expand free access to glucose monitoring devices for pregnant women, children and more adults with type 1 diabetes, saving people in up to $7,000 a year.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, welcomed the $100 million announcement and said the investment guaranties certainty.   “This additional…